At Sovereign Health Care, we’re delighted to announce we have recently donated £106,000 to help Marie Curie redevelop its Bradford-based hospice.
These much-needed improvements will enable the hospice to double the number of people it can support in its outpatient unit, and enhance the range of services provided, making a huge difference to those living with a terminal illness and who need the support and expertise of the Marie Curie charity.
Discussing Sovereign’s charitable donations, Jo Whincup, Manager at the Bradford Hospice, said: “We are so grateful for the donation from Sovereign Health Care, which has enabled us to begin the redevelopment of the outpatient unit at the hospice.
“It’s a space for patients to not only receive the care they need and deserve at the end of their life, but is somewhere for them to relax and express their feelings through art and music therapy, or gain strength during tailored therapy sessions in the newly developed gym. Their generosity will reach so many and means so much to local people and their loved ones – we can’t thank Sovereign enough.”
Jo Whincup continues: “We are very aware that our ageing population will mean more people will need support from the hospice in future. People will have more complex needs and we have to be ready to provide them with the care they need.”
Other improvements will include an extended lounge and conservatory area for people to enjoy, a ‘rehabilitation kitchen’ and an enlarged gym. Marie Curie commenced the redevelopment project in September 2018, and the work is due to be completed in spring 2019.
In an ongoing partnership over the last 20 years, we’re proud to have made a contribution to the expansion and improvement of the facilities at Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford. In 2014, Sovereign donated over £300,000 to help build a new wing and we regularly provide support for their day-to-day running costs.
Russ Piper, Chief Executive of Sovereign Health Care, said: “The work being undertaken by the staff at Marie Curie in Bradford is remarkable, and we’re immensely proud to be contributing to a cause that works hard to support people in need within our local community. We have supported Marie Curie for over 20 years, and our latest donation takes our support total to over £830,000.
“We’re proud to have such a strong charitable track record, and long may it continue.”
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